Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the third most common cancer in men.
Symptoms of bowel cancer include:
Risk factors for bowel cancer include:
You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer by:
If you are aged between 60 and 70, you will automatically be invited to take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme every two years – please consider doing so very carefully. If you are not sure, talk to your GP or partner, family or friends about it. The tests can detect bowel cancer before obvious symptoms begin to appear and can be a real life-saver.
If you are over 70, you can request a screening kit by calling the freephone helpline: 0800 707 6060.